My name is Lindsey Dacey. I have a bachelors in biological sciences with a concentration in ecology and evolution. As an undergraduate, I participated in research that focused on quantifying carbon and nitrogen fluxes in desert soils. Through my participation in the environmental science MS program at UTEP, my goal will be to develop a research project that contributes to the CZ dryland group project goal. I also hope to gain additional skills and knowledge, which I can apply to future opportunities.